The Kansas City Chiefs are playing their first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. You should expect the Chiefs to play their starters for 2 series. I don’t expect big things, for the starters, on either side of the ball. The Chiefs want to get through this game without any injuries especially to the starters. On offense I want to see how the timing is between Matt Cassell and the receivers especially Jon Baldwin. For the starters on defense I want to see them play with intensity and not allow any points.
After the first quarter the back-ups will be playing for the rest of the game. During this part I mainly watch the rookies and see how they are adjusting to the NFL. The rookie I am most excited to see play is Dontari Poe. My expectations for him this game is not that high because it is his first game as a pro. However, I hope to see him flash his potential. Even though Dontari is the main rookie I am watching there is a myriad of other rookies that I will keep my eye on. I am especially interested to see the rookie wide receivers play. The rookie wide receivers that I will keep my eye on are Devon Wylie, Josh Bellamy, and Junior Hemingway. I am not sure whether Junior will be playing tonight due to Injury.
The last two players I will be watching is Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi. Brady and Ricky are in the middle of a quarterback battle fighting to become the back up. I am more excited to see Ricky Stanzi play then Brady because I want to see if Ricky has made any progress following last season.